Born in California and raised in Virginia, Beth W. Roberts
graduated from Davidson College and received an MA in English from the
University of Richmond. Having worked as an English teacher and literacy tutor for
over two decades, she now devotes herself to writing, parenting, and
volunteering at the local schools. She has published three children’s books, The
Christmas Spider (2015), Albert (2017), and most recently, Be
A Smile Maker (2020). The Christmas Spider weaves the tale of the
nativity story from the perspective of an unlikely arachnid hero. Albert, the story of a
cookie-bestowing mouse with included family recipes, won 1st
places in the 2019 Royal Dragonfly Awards for both children’s book illustrations
and for children’s activity books. In Roberts’ newest work, Be A Smile Maker,
she partners with jeweler and illustrator Kate Furman to bring smiles to the
world. Mrs. Roberts, who now lives in the mountains of
North Carolina with her husband and three children, is passionate about
supporting her local community, the importance of early literacy, the wonders
of the Shakespeare stage, snow days, swimming, soccer, Christmas movies, baking
cakes and cookies, and family time.
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